“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is the best way to summerise this fascinating incident. So if you love garage sales and the thrill of hunting for a good deal then this story has all that you need.
Fan’s of Indiana Jones would probably be searching for the lost ark everywhere they go! But what if their treasure’s worth was never known to them even after years of stashing it in their cabinets? If ever the owner uncovers that the artefact is part of ancient history, the reaction would be simply priceless!
A woman from St. Louis was one such lucky woman who got the deal of a lifetime. However, she had no idea of the prize she found at a garage sale until 20 years after she bought it.
It was just another garage sale and most of the dealers had already gone through the merchandise, she knew there wouldn’t be much left until she saw a bronze statue that caught her eye.
Finally, after 20 years she decided to bring the rusty piece to the Antiques Roadshow to find what history her $100 garage sale statue was all about.
To her surprise, the statue turned out to be a Chinese Bodhisattva Gilt Bronze statue that was very well crafted. The statue was extremely old, dating back an astonishing 600 years to the early 15th century and Ming Dynasty.
This woman had no idea she had a bargain hunter’s dream.
When asked how much was the statue bought the woman replied for “100$” but when the appraiser quoted the real value of $100,00 to $120,000. The woman couldn’t believe what she heard!
She was shocked and couldn’t believe what she bought for 100$ could turn out to be worth so much!
So if this story got you to start searching your attic, do let us know what you’ve found.